Chabad of Baka is hosting a unique Purim megillah reading at the 100-year-old Jerusalem train station this Sunday. Recently recreated as a cultural center with restaurants and shops known as the First Station, or Tahana Rishona, a megillah reading will be held at the site with subsequent Purim party featuring Chaim David. The local musical celebrity talks to the Israel Beat Jewish Music Podcast about bridging the secular and religious world at the new event center through simple heart-to-heart music. Plus, he tells his story of how he also became a yoga instructor, but switched his plans at the last minute to help repopulate the Old City of Jerusalem following the Yom Kippur War. Also, what does the future hold for Jewish musicians in the post-CD era? Tune in and find out what this veteran singer has to say and listen to classics like Ya Ma Ma and more.
Meanwhile, at the new light rail train tracks, a group of young Jerusalemites are organizing a massive, come-one-come-all meal on the train tracks for Shabbat. Meet the enthusiastic members of the Olam Haba events collective and find out how they plan to literally bridge different sides of the tracks in Jerusalem this Purim. Plus, learn about their ultimate rooftop Purim party in Jerusalem featuring music from modern Yemenite-Israeli singer Dvir Cohen Eraki and livetronica band G-Nome Project.
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